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Bloomberg
May 3, 2014 8:00pm EDT
in his own community. >> the evidence has to be there. >> he has been to russia to speak with vladimir putin. is that about creating a new relationship? >> i don't want to appear to be pompous, when i was on your show, i said i'm going to diversify my friends. >> because you don't believe you can depend on the united states? >> no. i believe for egypt to go stronger and better, we need to have more friends. when i went to moscow, before the field marshal, i said in moscow this friendship is not at the expense of america. >> do the americans except that? >> i think so. when you look at military aid, if i decided to buy an f-16, that is a project i think about in terms of what airports i'm going to buy in five years. not 10 years. if i cannot depend on you 10 years from now, i won't build that airport. i can't look at that airplane. it can't be based in politics of the day. it has to be based on the nature of the relationship. >> we think that vladimir putin will be there in russia and we can depend on here between not sure on the united states? because as you know, there is some effort
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 11:30am EDT
to counterdemonstrations that pulled down the government of viktor yanukovych to a creeping russia, to the eruption of protests across eastern ukraine, to what we have today, a situation inching closer to all-out fighting to russian alined irregular forces and ukranian military forces. as uptions and storming the buildings spread, the kiev government threatened retaliation and publicly acknowledged it lost before the fighting began. when the ukrainian government fought back, russia, a foreign country, warned ukraine about trying to reoccupy its open government buildings on its own soil. the tempo of fighting is increasing and people continue to die. >> reporter: pro-russian forces brought down two military helicopters in slovyansk - one using a sophisticated surface-to-air missile. this man is said to be a survivor. two other helicopter crew members were killed, along with a pro-russian militiaman. it was the first sign of the kiev government's counteroffensive to reclaim the eastern part of the country. >>. >> operations are ongoing, casualties mounting as an offensive against the pro-russian insu
NBC
May 3, 2014 12:36am PDT
. listen, russia is a gas station masquerading as a country. all it -- all he's got is gas and oil. and that's really all that is sustaining them. wait, i take that back. it is a gas station run by a mafia that is masquerading as a -- >> seth: yeah, because originally i thought it was a little rough. >> yeah, yeah. [ applause ] >> seth: i'm glad you softened it. >> so, so if we show strength, if we show steadfastness -- ronald reagan, peace through strength. peace through strength. and rather than let him think that he can get away with things like he's doing now. now he's got his thugs in eastern ukraine and they beat up people and they do -- now the question is, can the new government survive? look, the government they just got rid of, the guy in charge, yanukovych, he had a home worth $100 million with his own zoo in it. his son was a dentist. a billionaire. that's not a bad practice, of dentistry. >> seth: right. >> so, so it was a corrupt government. the people rose up. one of them, by the way, is heavyweight the champion of the world, vitali klitschko. one of the really neat
CNBC
May 2, 2014 3:00pm EDT
ukrainian helicopters. coming up, we'll look at whether an all-out war between russia and ukraine is inevitable and how the markets and the west could respond to the increased tensions. >> and then he cancelled on us yesterday at the last minute with no reason given, but boxing champ floyd mayweather has promised to come back with us today, so will he step into the ring with us, and especially with sarah who boxes, by the way. >> i would never go up against lloyd. >> he'll tell us why he wants to buy the l.a. clippers from donald sterling who has been banned, as we know, for life, and mayweather says sterling is a friend of his so there's a good chance, really good chance for a good interview with floyd mayweather jr. coming up this hour. stay tuned. stay tuned. and guaranteed one-second trades. and at the center of it all is a surprisingly low price -- just $7.95. in fact, fidelity gives you lower trade commissions than schwab, td ameritrade, and e-trade. i'm monica santiago of fidelity investments, and low fees and commissions are another reason serious investors are choosing fi
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 3:00pm EDT
as president obama and german chancellor angela merkel met at the white house. the two leaders warned russia they are prepared to impose more sanctions. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better horse, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically -- a better course, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. >> they set a may 25 trigger date for economic sanctions, but will be sanctions stop putin's ambitions? joining me, a director of russian studies at the kanin institute. >>l this stop? we have tried times with sanctions. it does not seem to be helping much. >> putin has certain geo- political objectives. these sanctions will hurts. they will hurts going forward. in terms of the short-term to strategic objectives, he is not going to be deterred -- >> when you talk about his objectives, what are we talking about? does he want all of ukraine? just to cooler areas? wants allt think he of ukraine. if he wanted to invade ukraine, he could've done earlier. his main objective is to under
FOX News
May 2, 2014 12:00pm PDT
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CNN
May 2, 2014 11:00am PDT
point for the next round of sanctions against russia for this crisis ongoing in ukraine. until now, president obama has set the bar at a russian invasion for ukraine here. but after meeting today with german chancellor angela merkel, he moved it up a tad because the president here is hanging on to a possibility of a diplomatic resolution. and angela merkel agreed with that. although he punctuated that with a very big "but" today. president obama speaking at a news conference with the german chancellor a little more than an hour ago. >> but as angela merkel said, if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. and the consultations have been taking place over the course of the last several weeks about what exactly those would look like and would apply to a range of sectors. the goal is not to punish russia, the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
speak about an aggressive russia. we will bring it to you live at noon. >> welcome to "market makers." i'm stephanie ruhle. erik schatzker is out. i'm joined by the well manicured matt miller. cure ifd to get a mani you were going to be on set with me. >> it is friday. jobs day. the headline number is the best it has been in more than two years. payrolls rose by 288,000 in april, far more than estimated. unemployment dropped to its lowest level since before the collapse of lehman brothers. but there is a lot beyond the headlines. i want to bring in michael mckee. you are the man who delivers the real deal. walk us through it. the headlines look great but the market is not excited. >> no champagne. the headline number is good but the details are not as good. that is why we are seeing markets back off from their initial excitement. a a tale of te -- it is tale of two surveys. we are coming back from the weather. the household survey, same measure,, the people were employed. we lost 73,000 jobs in that survey. more than 700,000 people leave the labor force with chuck drives unemployment --
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 9:00am EDT
agreements signed by ukraine and russia last month. they included stepping which both sides would take to diffuse tensions in southeastern ukraine. at the same time, the foreign ministry has been saying in the last 24 hours, warning that the kiev government was going to take military strikes against, quote, its own people. the upper house of parliament here in moscow, senior members there, have been saying on friday that this proves that the international community has been naive about the kiev government when they believe that they are a democratic bunch of people. they, painting the events in slaviansk and other places as an attempt by the ukrainian military to attack civilians. we know that vladimir putin has sent a spokesman to the southeast of ukraine to try to help with negotiations to get the release of observers from the organization for security and cooperation in europe. we haven't heard about exactly where they are being held or how they are in the last few days. they were seized last week. but it's not clear whether the military operations on friday are going to help or hin
NBC
May 2, 2014 5:00am PDT
serious pressure to merkel to impose german sanctions on russia and closer to vladimir putin than obama and her role is something the white house will be likely asking for. >> interesting to see what they say, thanks, peggy. >>> we also continue to follow breaking news. officials say a preliminary investigation suggests distance control systems may have caused a subway crash in south korea's capital. the train slammed into a second train parked at the station as many as 200 people now have been hurt. most of those injuries, if not all of them are minor. investigators trying to figure out what caused that control system to malfunction. the accident, of course, comes just two weeks after that ferry sunk off the coast of south korea killing 300 people. since then, the government has been so heavily criticized about lax safety practices that the country's prime minister had to step down. >>> new this morning, a person had to be taken by helicopter to the hospital after he or she was hit by a car on a freeway off ramp, happened on the off ramp from eastbound 580 to east grant line road just
CNN
May 2, 2014 3:00am PDT
they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at the administration for their handling on the violence in benghazi, the deadly events in benghazi. this e-mail from ben rhodes that came out, is it really a smoking gun as is being described by republicans or is this just more -- is this politicking as this issue has become a bit of a political football ahead of the midterms? >> well, it's a question of optics, kate. also a question of putting the obama administration back on defense with house republicans exploiting those newly disclosed documents that suggests the white house may have misled the public about the attack in benghazi that killed a u.s. ambassador. this all had quieted down but now sort of brought back into the limelight after the non-profit group judicial watch uncove
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table, all this happening as the violence in ukraine escalates dramatically overnight. cnn has been monitoring a large-scale military operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin is calling on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine, withdraw its troops from its own country, if it wants to keep peace. let's get more on today's meeting between the president and angela merkel. senior white house correspondent jim acosta filed this report. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two
CNBC
May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
is down a third. in russia, the micex is down a third as well. china still close because of a two-day holiday. they'll be back on monday. the nikkei slipping down 0.2%. the hang seng up 0.5%. the s&p sx. just take a net on this, 38 treasury yields 3.42% at the moment. we got down to 3.39%. the ten-year has been down to two-month lows, 2.59 was the yield during the session yesterday. we're off those lows at the moment. but maybe a bit of a short squeeze going on in treasury markets. we'll talk about that during the show. on the currency markets, the dollar, cautious again ahead of nonfarm payroll. euro/dollar, 1.36 and dollar/yen 102.46. we keep our eyes on sterling, 1.69. up near a five-week peak. that's where we stand with currencies right now. meanwhile, let's bring you up to speed with the latest in ukraine. reports of casualties in eastern ukraine today after the country's military has launched a large operation to regain control of the town of slovyansk. sources say pro-russian separatists have strengthened their hold on donetsk after taking another government building. prime
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? day.re protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the national guard and the defense minister are on the spot there. they are demanding the release of hosta
PBS
May 1, 2014 6:00pm PDT
is slipping. as russia's president putin called on kiev to pull its military from the area. >> ifill: plus, the plight of india's domestic workers. many of whom are impoverished, with little in the way of pay or opportunity. >> india has strong trade unions, it has laws that protect the rights of workers, but domestic work isn't covered by them. in fact, in all but a few places, employers aren't required to pay domestic workers the legal minimum wage. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i've been around long enough to recognize the people who are out there owning it. the ones getting involved, staying engaged. they are not afraid to question the path they're on. because the one question they never want to ask is, "how did i end up here?" i started schwab with those people. people who want to take ownership of their investments, like they do in every other aspect of their lives. >> and by bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and
CNN
May 1, 2014 3:30pm PDT
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CNN
May 1, 2014 2:00pm PDT
this is nato allies, particularly those close to russia and ukraine, have requested a more robust nato presence including larger permanent deployments on their soil. these additional troops will come from u.s. forces already in europe. the british may also be contributing. this as it's becoming clearer inside ukraine that the government there is unable to police and control its own territory. as pro-russian militants expand their armed action across the eastern part of the country. in the scenes of escalating violence in eastern ukraine, this one is particularly sobering. the ukrainian riot police sent in to remove pro-russian militants from city of donestk were instead removed, themselves, chased away and later stripped of their shields, bat batons, even their bulletproof vests. the militants were left to bust down doors and shatter windows. pro-russian militants are steadily seizing control of communities a cross eastern ukraine. slavyansk is under control. as are police headquarters and city halls in ability oaeight o eastern towns and cities. ukrainian officials say they're powerless to sto
CNN
May 1, 2014 1:00pm PDT
tried to give russia a chance, too. you said some encouraging things about putin early on in your term. >> i did? >> i know you came to change your view a bit. did you misjudge him early or were you just trying to open the door? >> i think he changed. of course presidents should open the door and give people a chance, except for the despicable tyrants. at that time it looked like he wanted to work with the west. my first conversation i had with him, we were discussing soviet era debt that saddled the russian federation. he was opening dialogue. then the price of oil went up. and vladimir putin changed. he became, you know, he began to suspend the press. not suspend, eliminate the independent press. >> you think it was tied to the money coming in. >> i think it changed his attitude. i think it emboldened him to follow an instinct that is pretty much zero sum, you know? i win, you lose, and vice versa. i tried to convince him, i'm sure the president has, that we both should win. by both nations doing well, our people do well. it seems like vladimir putin takes a different attitude about
CNBC
May 1, 2014 3:00pm EDT
highs. >>> we want to talk about what's happening in russia and ukraine because russian president vladimir putin is threatening an oil war that could send energy prices up here in the u.s. and everywhere else. jackie deangelis has that story. >> reporter: that's exactly right. it is that fear and nervousness right now that's keeping crude oil supported at these levels. of course we had had a bearish inventory report yesterday showing that the u.s. market is well supplied but that really didn't have as much of an impact as trades were expecting. now what is it that putin actually said. he told reporters this -- he said we would very much wish not to resort to any measures in response, but i -- and i hope that we don't get to that point. but if something like that continues, we will of course have to think about who is working in the key sectors of the russian economy, including the energy sector, and how. now investors are a little concerned that his comments could be aimed at long-term projects in russia with international oil majors like bp, shell, france's totale and exxon-mobil
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 9:00am EDT
. >> still ahead, russia says the ukrainian army must leave the southeastern cities. we'll be live in moscow. >> venezuela announced a 30% pay hike on may day. we'll tell you why not everyone's happy about it. >> in brazil, despite recent criticism from a top olympic committee official, brass still says it will be ready for the olympics. >> russian penalty vladimir putin has tolding a america that the ukrainian army must quit the southeast of the country, the kremlin said that putin made the comment in a phone call at the german chancellor thursday. we are joined live from moscow. tough talk from putin there, even as ukraine detains the russian defense attache in key every, likely to exacerbate the situation even further. >> that's right. that detention comes, of course amid a war of words, but not only that, between ukraine and russia, but it wasn't only vladimir putin making demands in that phone call, chancellor merkel would like to see vladimir putin help to obtain the release of foreign monitors held by separatist forces in the east of ukraine. at the same time, russia's foreign ministe
FOX News
Apr 30, 2014 8:00am PDT
about russia, and some people saying get out, we don't want to be involved at all. that talks about rand paul's popularity within the party. jon: is it that reflected in the domestic economic situation? when people are feeling like the economy is not going their direction like the opportunity to get jobs are not there, the united states interest entanglement if you will in other nation affairs is of a whole lot less interest. >> there is some bleed over, on an asian tour just over the last week, when i see him talking about and focusing on issues that aren't their primary concern, bread and butter kitchen table issues, they say why isn't the focus over here on our jobs, on our economy, on wages and stagnation on that front. the president has to be able to handle multiple arenas at one time. of course there is bleed over from one sector of the polls to the other. jon: david, thank you for your insight. our live chat is up and running. recent polling shows president obama losing ground among the millennial generation. can the g.o.p. captured this key voting block? go to foxnews.com/happeni
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 10:00am EDT
been taken by russia. >> miami resident receiving a letter from the president about the unrest in venezuela. i'm excited that in the united states a person can write to the president and get an answer. >>> a flurry of once-private racist remarks triggered the most powerful punishment of a team owner in american special sports. after "clipper maid of the skies" owner donald sterling's recorded comments to a former girlfriend that it mothered him to see her -- that it bothered him to see her associate with blacks. is triggered protests. many demanded action. on tuesday, after an investigation it proved the voice was donald sterling, commissioner jakob silfverberg dropped the hammer. >> effective immediately, i am banning mr donald sterling for life from any association with the clippers' organization or the number of ba. i'm fining mr sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the n.b.a. constitution. as for donald sterling's ownership, interest in the clippers, i will urge the board of governments to exercise its authority to team. >> for more, let's go to silver sp
CNN
Apr 30, 2014 6:00am PDT
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LINKTV
Apr 30, 2014 5:00am PDT
expand their reach as russia's president again denies he's behind the unrest, and criticizes western sanctions. >>> and japanese leaders are doing what they can to make japan an easier place to do business. north korean officials have issued a statement on their threat to conduct another nuclear test. they first warned of the test last month after the u.n. security council condemned their ballistic missile launch. >> translator: there's no statute of limitations on our declaration to not rule out a new form of nuclear test. such a test is our right to self-defense that no one can prevent. >> analysts at a u.s. research group have reported more activity at a nuclear test site in the north. and south korean government officials believe north korea has completed preparations for a possible nuclear test. north korean watchers say the statement could mean pyongyang will not carry out a test any time soon. but they also say it might be trying to confuse other countries. the korea institute for defense tells us what north korea's recent actions could mean. >> north korea's provocations are
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2014 3:00am PDT
they were awarded we thought no problem. >> just like russia's putin that went smoothly. >>> and mr. halperin, the play on veep i'm sure you heard that mr. allen. let's talk business. harry reid said democrats are holding talks about a vote to prove the keystone pipeline. is that actually going to happen? >> they're actually going to have a vote. and this is a real surprise. it's a sign of how worried democrats are about the senate. yesterday, i was out at the milken conference in los angeles, did a poll, including a lot of democrats, asking them what they thought the chances were republicans could take every 0 the senate. nate silver said around 60%. dave leonhart said around 61%. the democrats i talked to said it's more like 60%. they are worried about a republican senate. so you have harry reid saying he might take a vote on approving the keystone pipeline. what's not determined is, will this be something that's binding will this be more a sense of the senate, as they call it. but the key fact, 11 senate democrats have signed a letter to president obama saying they want him to ap
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2014 12:00am EDT
polled by u.s.a. today said, sanction russia but don't arm ukraine. >> guest: i disagree. satisfactions will never work but a we'll never have a unified regime of sanctions that doesn't hurt. you need sanctions in an -- in types of countries that can't bite back. the sanctions work go in north korea. potentially iran. much more difficult in a -- against economy as large as russia where there's so many inner dependencies. nobody is calling for u.s. or nato come bad troops on the ground to engage, but we're talking about providing defensive weaponry, antitank weapons, to change's putin's cal can includes, that he doesn't mass a full-fledge invasion. give the ukrainian people a chance to stabilize their government, stabilize their country. >> host: i also want to ask you about what secretary of state john kerry says about the middle east peace progress. your colleague, senator ted cruz, said that kerry should step down for saying that israel risks an apartheid state. >> guest: the comment was obvious unfortunate is probably the best word to put on it. what it also does, basically betrays a
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 7:00pm EDT
the google driverless to the ford ultralight and around the world, russia may not be on the best speaking terms with the u.s. but north korea is a different story. the battle for content and media is told by media these -- disney ceo bob iger. we are going to kick it off -- the owner of the l.a. clippers allegedly said something that was downright ugly. >> that was audio released over the weekend by tmz. the man's voice was attributed to donald sterling and he was having an argument with his girlfriend at the time. he has neither admitted nor denied it is his voice but the clippers say those are not his views. many people have spoken otherwise. >> there is absolutely no place in the nba family for ignorance, intolerance, reprehensible comments that are unacceptable and not fitting for what this league is all about. >> he's got to come down hard. he should not own the team anymore. >> there's no room in this game for a owner like that. >> he cannot -- he must pay a social price for his attempt to turn back the clock on race relations. >> donald sterling should be dealt with severely if the
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am PDT
name it, and russia as well. >> and what is the, you have raised a number of point, the t and let me address them. for example, with the president's strategy, we put a deal in place to remove syria's chemical weapons, and no shots fired, and killed suspected terrorists with the drone, and hasn't there been several examples that show that this sort of policy not only can work, but does it without any crazy expense or the loss of life. >> well, in terms of the loss of life, there have been thousands of more syrians killed using chemical weapons, and so when the administration leads from behind, and allows russia the lead syria with chemical weapons, we have seen it does not work there. in terms of iran, right now, iran got exactly what they wanted, sanctions removed, relief of the sanction, and they got access to the additional $7 billion of previously frozen assets, and so far, i have not seen the kind of results that we need in the united states in terms of the nuclear armed iran. >> let me go back if we can, because you brought up the sanction, and today, the european union brought
Al Jazeera America
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am EDT
. in 2010, north korea shelled a south korean island, leaving four dead. >> russia's biggest trading partner announcing bigger sanctions because of the ukraine crisis, e.u. saying there are tarts. the u.s. imposed sanctions against seven top russian officials linked to russian president vladimir putin. the u.s. saying it will freeze their assets and ban them from obtaining american visas. in ukraine, the division between those in favor of russia and those for a united ukraine are getting deeper. ukraine's parliament meeting in kiev over ongoing tensions in the eastern cities. we are in donetsk, ukraine. what is the reaction on the streets? do they think sanctions will change the reality on the ground? >> at the moment, there is not much reaction. i think it's irrelevant to what this region is going through at the moment. you won't see direct impact and many people don't understand what sanctions mean and how will it change what's happening here. yesterday with all impunity, gunman, the usual ones with their faces covered seized another local building. then there was these riots here in the c
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am EDT
trip to asia. he took on his critics over hotspots like russia and syria, while saying his cautious avoids mistakes. what you think of his administration's foreign-policy today? you can also send us a tweet. comments on facebook and e-mail. we will get your thoughts in just a minute. " pieceshington post starts off by saying this. here's what the president had to say. >> typically, criticism of our foreign-policy has been directed at the failure to use military force. the question i think i would have is, why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force? after we have just gone through a decade of war at enormous troops and to our budget? exactly that these critics think would have been accomplished? my job as commander-in-chief is to deploy military force as a last resort, and to deploy it wisely. frankly, most of the foreign-policy commentator set ed our policies would go headlong into a bunch of military adventures at the american people have no interest in participating in and would not advance our core security interests. if you look at syria, for example, our interes
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 1:00am EDT
the relationship with russia. they have a cooperation -- which isth headed by the ceo. he has appeared on the sanctions list has published by western nations in the last 20 four hours or so. the company itself is not on the sanctions the less. we will talk to the ceo of statoil. that's how we are learning about thes sanctions and what it means for his relationship. .nd his relation with rosneft and whether he see the climate benefiting hit business. it is the second largest exporter. whether there are -- the geopolitical playing cow and what it means. we will be speaking to helge in a few moments time. 6:02. we have had earnings from deutsche bank. banker byt investment ravenel. first-quarter profits up by 30 four percent. trading revenue declines. honda nicole it in berlin with a details. -- hans nichols is in berlin with the details. beat.was a the big question on the earnings we were going to learn what the time for them to switch to plan b? plan a was no more massive capital. the answer is somewhat mixed. we have revenues down 34% on the previous year. it estimates a beat and if yo
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Apr 28, 2014 9:00pm PDT
imposed additional sanctions on russia for its actions in ukraine. ing the sanctions target members of president vladimir putin's inner circle who are now subject to usa visa ban and asset freeze. the russian government denounced the move calling it meaningless, shameful and disgusting. earlier today i asked three times the deputy national security adviser if these sanctions were aimed at putin through his associates since there's reports he has billions stashed in the companies of those associates. but i couldn't get a straight answer. i read that story in the "new york times" about estimates of vladimir putin's fortune, his personal wealth and i'm looking at sanctions in a whole new way. is it possible u.s. policy with regard to sanctioning individuals in russia are designed to go after putin personally? >> what we're doing is going after the people who are closest him to, the core of the russian economy, and really his support structure, the two individuals who are designated today, control very large companies, one industrial holding company, the other a large energy company tha
Al Jazeera America
Apr 28, 2014 11:00pm EDT
, the riding tensions over ukraine and the new sanctions against russia. how will putin respond? sterling speaks. as sponsors flee and players protest, the nba own ter accused of racism talks. drivers not wanted. here comes the google car, hands-free, road-tested. it's ready. but are you? we begin tonight with the growing controversy surrounding peace in the middle east. it centers around comments made by secretary of state john kerry that have angered some israeli and american politicians. speaking of foreign dig nat taries on friday, he saidisition is in danger of becoming in his words an apartheid state: scariry was describing pos ticket sconsequences. reaction was swift, especially fromvannator ted cruz who quickly called on kerry to resign. >> i believe the secretary kerry has proven himself unsuitable for the position he holds and, therefore, before any further harm is done to our national security interests and to our critical alliance with the nation of israel that john kerry should offer president obama his resignation. >> tonight, secretary of state kerry apologized for the comm
Al Jazeera America
Apr 28, 2014 8:00pm EDT
siegenthaler in new york. crisis in ukraine, new economic pun lishment for russia, and new violence. >> translator: right now the government in kiev are the pub -- puppets of the americans. >>> russia follow the money. the billions at stake in the kremlin's standoff with ukraine. >>> storm track, dangerous and deadly storms ripping through the country, and recovery, the philippines battling back six months after a devastating typhoon. >>> tonight in eastern ukraine, violence exploded in the streets. pro russia activists crashed a pro-government rally. they beat protesters with baseball bats. and in another major city the mayor was shot in the back. now the u.s. is imposing more sanctions against moscow. this is the fourth time the ups has gone this route. this time the focus is on seven russian officials and 17 companies with close ties to vladimir putin. they will face travel bans and asset freezes. the u.s. is curving exports of high-tech products to russia. the european union says it will impose similar sanctions tomorrow. mike viqueira joining us now from manila. mike, what is t
PBS
Apr 28, 2014 3:59pm PDT
follows a decision from the white house to extend sanctions on russia. including 17 firms and sanctioning seven more russian officials. the bbc is in the eastern ukraine and has the latest for us. >> in eastern ukraine, it takes courage. out to, they have come call for a united ukraine. just wait five minutes, this man says, then, we will show you. attacked withoups firecrackers and baseball bats. the police did nothing to stop this. they have been battered into submission. the violence is escalating. ukraine -- he is fighting for his life in the hospital. who wasfilmed the mayor considered pro-russian. are blocking kiev his office and he has become a critic of the old government and a supporter of the ukraine. you will not find many of those here. we found pro-russian militants had sees the council building and the local police station. the crowd sang about the ussr. the militia that seized control here said that they had no trouble at all taking this building. they said they came and walked in stop there was no security and no one to stop them. theimir told me that operation will not st
CNN
Apr 28, 2014 3:28pm PDT
're following here in "the situation room." the obama administration trying to send a clear message to russia by stepping up its sanctions against president vladimir putin's inner circle. the violence on the ground in ukraine is only worsening. more clashes in east after a deadly bombing earlier today. chief national security correspondent jim schiutto is monitoring the situation. whaps the latest? >> in making their case, administration officials have been frankly brutal h their rhetoric. they said russia has done, quote, precisely nothing to meet its obligations under the deal reached in geneva earlier this month intended to deescalateacc continuing to spark unrest. clearly it took some time, more time than expected to get sanctions together in rough agreement with europe. it's hard to distinguish them, in fact, from the earlier round of sanctions. administration officials say it's just one step of many. with the crisis in ukraine only growing more violent, today the obama administration introduced new economic sanctions it says are designed to punish russia for orchestrating it. the sancti
FOX News
Apr 28, 2014 3:00pm PDT
is relying once again on his go-no foreign policy move, economic sanctions to try to get russia to play nice in ukraine. the president is going after high tech exports to russia's defense industry as well as wealthy individuals close to president vladimir putin. this comes as masked militants with automatic weapons seized another city hall building and police station in eastern ukraine. while the mayor of the nation's second largest city was shot in the back and said to be in critical condition. the president's critic say his fp foreign policy is barely surviving. >> reporter: wrapping up a week long trip to asia dominated by his handing of the crisis in ukraine, plus the fallout from the red line in syria, president obama launched a vigorous defense against his critics. he used a baseball analogy. >> that may not always be sexy. may not always attract a lot of attention accident it doesn't make for good argument on sunday morning shows, but its errors. you hit sinleds, you hit doubles every once in a while. we may be able to hit a home run. >> republicans like senator bob corker fire back t
CNN
Apr 28, 2014 1:00pm PDT
. >> this defense comes as the white house announces new sanctions against russia. let's talk about this with peter for the national journal and nile with margaret thatcher center for freedom. peter, let me start with you. does refraining from using force and not even having it on the table make the united states look weak to other powers? >> no. first of all, the united states does have it on the table in certain circumstances. but i think obama's context is very important. obama took power after the bush administration had launched two disastrous wars that have cost the united states terribly in money and blood, leaving a situation in the united states where the american people and the american military are very drained of military -- very, very drained from those very, very expensive endeavors. obama's force is entirely appropriate. in ukraine, nobody is even suggesting military force. >> i think that is one of the questions, niles, which is nobody is proposing boots on the ground but republicans are requesting more aggressive aid, lethal aid to the ukrainians. is the president -- >> i think nob
Al Jazeera America
Apr 28, 2014 4:00pm EDT
. the n.b.a. investigating. >>> sanctions on russia - greater costs over actions in ukraine. >>> thanks for being with us people across the heartland are cleaning up the damage from a string of deadly tornados. pictures and other items littered the ground in berlonia arkansas. daybreak brought the heart-breaking sight of damages. in hundreds of homes and business business - damaged or destroyed by a tornado. jonathan betz is joining us with more. devastating images. >> yes, at least 16 killed. it's the deadliest tornado that arkansas river saw in 17 years. the governor expects the death toll to rise. >> reporter: the quitest start to a tornado season ended with a vengeance. dozens touching down destroying towns in the midsection, and taking lives. >> he came in, he didn't say nothing, he went like this, i said "tornado", and everything was hitting. >> drivers swallowed by black clouds. >>e, we are pulling over -- yes, we are pulling over. we'll back up. >> central arkansas was hit hard. towns north of little rock. rescuers dug through debris, searching for dividers. in cars thrown along
CNBC
Apr 28, 2014 3:00pm EDT
will puck up and now we have this continued text between russia and the ukraine weighing on investor minds and between now and year end data is going to accelerate and looking at russia we hope that the situation there will de-escalate. >> jim, this goes back to a point of how you made a point that your own research said pretty much everybody surveyed, you think you talked to five dozen guys on the street, every single person expects rates to go hour and that's been the case for months here as rates have consistently not going higher. >> 67 economists were surveyed at the beginning of april. look, everybody wants to buy a message. just short the bond market because everybody is concerned it's going up in price and down in yield. >> would you really? >> no, i think therein lies the problem. the pride has already happened. what do people say when they are all bearish? already sold. no more selling left, and that's why yields are not going lower anymore and all the talk of economic growth and everything else is not getting a rise in yield because that trade has already occurred. >> how doik a
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